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Canter: Tax credits available for pre-K donations

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:22:36 GMT

Rachel Canter, executive director of Mississippi First, speaks to Starkville Rotarians at the Country Club Monday. She explained the benefits of pre-K tax credits.




DA: Lab delays stall indictment of man charged in 8 deaths

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:53:26 GMT

This May 28, 2017, file photo provided by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation shows suspect Willie Cory Godbolt, in Lincoln County, Miss. A Mississippi prosecutor says grand jurors won't consider charges this year against Godbolt, a man accused of killing eight people in May. FILE- In this July 26, 2017, file photo, Willie Cory Godbolt, second from left, is escorted by several lawmen into a waiting Copiah County Sheriff's Department transport vehicle, following a probable cause hearing in court in Brookhaven, Miss.




Rising river bottom could switch Mississippi to Atchafalaya riverbed in next mega flood

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:16:42 GMT

The top image depicts the Mississippi River, to the right, and the Old River Control Structure, which manages river flow through the three smaller, central channels, during normal river flow in 2014. Water flows through the structure and into a larger outflow channel, to the left, which leads to the Atchafalaya River that runs west of and roughly parallel to the Mississippi.




Op-Ed Contributor: In Mississippi's Museum Openings, a Victory ...

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:59:46 GMT

When President Trump decided at the last minute to attend the grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum here on Saturday, the museums' staff flew into overdrive. I saw it in their sincere but tense smiles, in the constant buzz of walkie-talkie chatter.




Charlie Mitchell: True to history, Mississippi both gracious and vicious

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:39:07 GMT

Granted, having Donald Trump at the opening of a civil rights museum was akin to asking Jeff Davis to deliver the eulogy for Abraham Lincoln, but the reaction! And the variety! To some degree, it illustrates why few sane and sober people seek public office. Who knows why Phil Bryant extended the invitation to Trump to be in Jackson for the bicentennial event, specifically the opening Saturday of the Museum of Mississippi History and its neighbor, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum? Perhaps Bryant lobbied for a job when his second term ends in January 2020.




Slim Smith: Happy Birthday, Mississippi

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:06:22 GMT

On this date 200 years ago, Mississippi was admitted as the 20th state in the union with the state capital set in Natchez, David Holmes serving as our first governor and the state motto: "The State Whose Name You're Always Going To Get Wrong On Your Spelling Test." For a while, Columbus had mixed feeling about being in Mississippi.




More

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:50:15 GMT

The Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a news release Monday that 61-year-old George Affleck collapsed Friday in the dining hall at South Mississippi Correctional Institution. Affleck was convicted in 2013 of murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend, 60-year-old Dianne Hearn in May 2011.




3 Mississippi lawmakers sworn in after special elections

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:42:09 GMT

Whaley, a Potts Camp Republican, won a runoff Nov. 28 in Senate District 10 in Marshall and Tate counties. The Republican businessman will serve the last two years of a term started by Democrat Bill Stone of Holly Springs, who took another government job.




Mississippi mother's sore throat turned out to be cancer

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:19:21 GMT

Angry about Israel: Failed Brooklyn-based Bangladeshi cab driver, 27, in a suicide vest causes rush hour panic when 'revenge' pipe bomb he learned to make on the internet explodes too early Mother of bullied boy seen in viral video shuts down her Confederate-flag waving Facebook page after outpouring of support from dozens of celebrities - and opens a PayPal account soliciting donations Pentagon WILL allow transgender people to join the military from the start of January after judge issues new ruling against Trump's ban Has an alien probe entered our solar system? Cigar-shaped interstellar 'comet' Oumuamua is being investigated for signs of extraterrestrial technology 'I'm afraid I'd be abusive': Men reveal the REAL reasons why they don't want to have children in shockingly honest confessions EXCLUSIVE: 'His fingers went into the crack of my a**!' Ex-wife of crooner Eddie Fisher claims ... (more)




Mary Blige, Mariah Carey, Nick Jonas get Golden Globe nods

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:53:42 GMT

In this Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez pose for a portrait at the 86th Oscars Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. The pair were nominated, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, for a Golden Globe award for best original song for "Remember Me," a song featured in the animated film, "Coco."




The Carpetbagger: The Movie Surprises and Snubs of the 2018 Golden Globes

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:35:23 GMT

"Get Out ": After collecting a Gotham Award and several critics' honors for best screenplay, Jordan Peele's racial-themed thriller was a projected shoo-in for this Globe category, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association didn't give it the votes. Mr. Peele also did not land a best director nomination, though the film's star, Daniel Kaluuya, did collect a best comedy actor nomination.




10 free, kid-friendly activities to do on the Mississippi Coast over holiday vacation

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:02:12 GMT

Jade'lenn Adams, 6, of Gulfport runs away after scaring up a flock of birds on the beach near the Courthouse Road Pier in Gulfport on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Visiting the beaches and piers along the Mississippi Coast is just one of many free activities to do with kids.




Looking for that festive feeling? Check out these holiday events on the Mississippi Coast

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:02:11 GMT

The first two weekends in December are usually packed with holiday activities, but that doesn't mean you can't find plenty more before Dec. 25 arrives. Jones Park in Gulfport is glowing with lights, snowflakes are dancing on trees in Bay St. Louis and you can skate on ice at the Coast Coliseum.




Hamilton fans with resale tickets face being turned away

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:24:40 GMT

Twitter turns on 'bully' Chelsea Handler for mocking Sarah Huckabee Sanders' weight and appearance in 'cruel' video which says the Press Secretary looks like a man and has a 'big, fat' face Trump demands Washington Post FIRE reporter who admitted tweeting 'misleading' photos which showed an empty arena at the President's Florida rally when it was actually packed Barneys heir claims his 'gold digging' former mistress is trying to extort him for millions after their whirlwind romance fell apart South Carolina serial killer, who has admitted to killing seven people, now says there are MORE victims whose bodies haven't been discovered Shocking video shows dad-of-five, 42, kicking, punching and dragging a police officer by his foot before being fatally shot by another cop - but his family insist he didn't deserve to die Grab your sleighs: Thousands of Santas brave Winter Storm Benji on the ... (more)




Next 25 Articles

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:00:10 GMT

Ever since postwar American journalism sacrificed its soul on the altar of celebrity sometime in the mid-A 80s, a terrible day of reckoning for the craft has been in the works.




King, Walters lead Middle Tennessee past Ole Miss 77-58

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:31:17 GMT

Nick King scored 25 points and Brandon Walters added a career-high 20 as Middle Tennessee won its fifth straight with a 77-58 victory over Mississippi on Saturday night. Middle Tennessee improved to 7-0 against Power Five Conference opponents from the SEC and Big Ten since 2015.




Missing child alert issued for Jackson teen

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:59:51 GMT

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an endangered/missing child alert for 15-year-old Shaniqua Aurealia Davis of Jackson. She is described as a black female, five feet/two inches tall weighing 174 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.